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The Blumenthal Library

The Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library offers outstanding general and Judaic resources to all Temple members and staff.

The Blumenthal Library is located on the third floor. The library is closed on holidays and for Shabbat. 


  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00pm
  • Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (pst) or 3:30 p.m. (pdt)
  • Saturday - Closed
The Blumenthal Library
The Blumenthal Library
Blumenthal LibraryThe Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library is one of the finest temple libraries in the nation. We have over 30,000 books, audiobooks, DVD's, eBooks, and other materials, and are open on a year-round basis. Our professional staff includes the library director, a cataloger and reference librarian, an office manager, and a technology assistant, who all keep our excellent library running smoothly. We are one of the few temple libraries (of any denomination) that have received advanced accreditation by the National Association of Jewish Libraries. Library privileges are free to all temple members, regardless of age. Books are checked out for two weeks, DVD's for one week, and audiobooks for three weeks. Children in our affiliated schools come to the library on a regular basis and are allowed to borrow materials according to grade level guidelines. Renewals are easily permitted by phone, email, or in person. Library programs are offered throughout the year. They include various author visits, children's storyhours, book clubs, Sisterhood classes, annual used book sale, Jewish Book Month event, and other book-related programs. Please check this website regularly for updates on our various activities and events.

Lisa Silverman
Library Director



Sinai Temple Library owns 6 Kindles that are available to be checked out by patrons.
These devices will be able to be borrowed for a two-week period and a permission form must be signed.  Would you like to check one out?  We will train you how to use it and download the title of your choice!





Join us in the library for a series of fascinating documentary films and discussions.






No Place On Earth
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Gold Hall
3:00 - 4:30 pm

No Place On EarthIn October 1942, Esther Stermer, along with some family members and a group of other families, sought asylum underground to evade being caught by pursuing Nazis. They remained hidden below for nearly a year and a half - the longest recorded uninterrupted underground survival occurrence. Their harrowing story was unearthed by accident when cave explorer, Chris Nicola, stumbled upon remants left behind the cave dwellers. Through extensive research, a few survivors were located and their story of strength and perseverance is told in this film. (83 min) FREE OF CHARGE - flyer

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Join us in discussing contemporary Jewish-themed books with the Sinai Temple Book Group. We are open to all who are interested in good books and good conversation. Come to one or all of our meetings, held in the Lainer Learning Center’s Library Lounge!

Facilitated by Lisa Silverman, Library Director
This season we are reading the following titles:

Check back for this season's titles.


elazarThe Central Cataloging Service helps Judaica librarians and lay people who need to catalog books into the Elazar classification systems. It is available electronically. This means that if someone is starting a library or doing a retrospective conversion, or just needs Elazar cataloging, they can easily obtain it through us as long as they own a computer system that can receive downloadable MARC records. The library can send us a book list and we hope to have a large percentage of "hits" which will allow us to send them records by MARC format on a disk or through a computer download. We have a large collection and can supply most of a synagogue library's needs with the exception of a library of strictly Orthodox materials. We can also offer a simple call number matching service for those who do not wish electronic records. (Contact us for a price list.) In addition, we also sell an Integrated Subject Heading List and the Elazar Classification book with an errata sheet.

Please call Lisa Silverman or Joel Tuchman at 310-481-3218 or contact lsilverman@sinaitemple.org for more information.









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The Sinai Temple Israel Center is the first synagogue center that provides programmatic resources and avenues for Los Angeles Jewry to establish cultural, professional, spiritual, and economic ties to the land of Israel.
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